- Math Symbols - The Most Valuable and Important Operations Symbols Used: "Multiplication Sign"

Math Symbols: . . . why math symbols are used . . .

Symbols are a concise way of giving lengthy instructions related to numbers and logic.

Symbols are a communication tool. Symbols are used to eliminate the need to write long, plain language instructions to describe calculations and other processes.

For example, a single symbol stands for the entire process for addition. The familiar plus sign eliminates the need for a long written explanation of what addition means and how to accomplish it.

The same symbols are used worldwide . . .

The symbols used in mathematics are universal.

The same math symbols are used throughout the civilized world. In most cases each symbol gives the same clear, precise meaning to every reader, regardless of the language they speak.

The most valuable, most frequently used Symbols in mathematics . . .

The most important, most frequently used symbols are listed below.

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Multiplication Sign, Cross Product of two vectors

Example 1: , interchangeably with the raised dot or Star )

21 "multiplied" by 3 is 63

Example 2: , Cross Product of Two Vectors

The cross product of two vectors is a new vector.

, where D and E are the absolute values of the vectors D & E, and is the unit vector perpendicular to the plane formed by the vectors D & E using the right hand rule.